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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 2:40 AM
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Calgary - Downtown - Highrises 1

Calgary is the 3rd largest city in Canada by population (1,240,000) and is the largest city of the Calgary Census Metropolitan Area in Alberta (containing 1,393,000, the 4th largest in Canada).

Downtown is located on a gentle bend of the Bow River which forms its Northern boundary. I will define Downtown as including the adjacent districts of Downtown Commercial Core, Downtown West End, Eau Claire, Downtown East Village, and Chinatown, as well as Beltline to the South of those districts.

This thread will focus on closer views of the variety of highrises, starting with several from the late 1960's since the city's vertical development really started at that time.


Calgary Tower:







Other highrises:









































City Hall:
This is not really a highrise, more of a massive midrise.



Postmodern highrises:











More transitional highrises approaching contemporary:

















































































































All photos taken by geomorph in 2017.

For my other Calgary threads, see:

Downtown - Bow River Waterfront: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...40#post8243240

Downtown - Skylines, Plazas, and Historic Buildings: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=234475

Downtown - Highrises 2: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...89#post8276889

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Nice modern buildings. I've enjoyed all of your Calgary threads. I'm heading there today and can't wait. Any tips for a first time visitor?
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Odd, flipping through it felt very San Diego.
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Nice modern buildings. I've enjoyed all of your Calgary threads. I'm heading there today and can't wait. Any tips for a first time visitor?
The only thing I can think of is to check out the new library downtown if it’s open yet!
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So many twins
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Nice. The architecture of many of these skyscrapers look more like a city in the South then in the North. Continental indeed.
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Nice. The architecture of many of these skyscrapers look more like a city in the South then in the North. Continental indeed.
What do you mean?,
The architecture is pretty much what every major Canadian city is building currently and it doesn't get more North than us
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What do you mean?,
The architecture is pretty much what every major Canadian city is building currently and it doesn't get more North than us

I think it looks continental with the use of light exteriors, much glass and balconies on the newer buildings. Much used in Toronto too, but also in Miami and Spain.
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very nice set.

the big bldgs are a cross between the 1970s and new china.

i am dyin to get out to calgary and edmonton sometime, i even have it planned out, i just have to pull the trigger lol.
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So many twins
Yes there are many sets of twins in this city, although many of them are "fraternal" meaning they differ in height or orientation or detail.
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Nice pics, thanks for sharing!
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Nice modern buildings. I've enjoyed all of your Calgary threads. I'm heading there today and can't wait. Any tips for a first time visitor?
How was your trip? Was the city what you were expecting? I hope you enjoyed it.
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Nice buildings but a bit disappointing you didn't include any pictures showing street activity.
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Nice buildings but a bit disappointing you didn't include any pictures showing street activity.
I must admit this thread is mostly an assemblage of shots looking up! My Calgary thread here has a fair amount of street activity: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=234475
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